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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x64 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Color depth Better color depth 22 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 719 ISO vs 637 ISO
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The Rebel XS has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 62.0 vs 60.0
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.1 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Lighter 502 g vs 540 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XT

Lowest price Significantly cheaper $450.00 vs $899.99
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The best price we've seen is $450 cheaper (around 50% less)
Size Smaller 127x94x64 mm vs 126x98x65 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.5" vs 2.6"
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Very small Help
              Rebel XS:126x98x65 mm
              Rebel XT:127x94x64 mm
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Thickness Very thin Help
              Rebel XS:2.6"
              Rebel XT:2.5"
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Rebel XS:10.1 MP
              Rebel XT:8 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              Rebel XS:2.5"
              Rebel XT:1.8"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Rebel XS:3 fps
              Rebel XT:2.8 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Rebel XS:230k dots
              Rebel XT:115k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Rebel XS:10.9 EV
              Rebel XT:10.8 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              Rebel XS:0.50x
              Rebel XT:0.49x
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Rebel XS:62.0
              Rebel XT:60.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Rebel XS:22 bits
              Rebel XT:21.8 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Rebel XS:719 ISO
              Rebel XT:637 ISO

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              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $225 - $389 body only

              $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $285 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 body only

              $200 - $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $548 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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